Oh Lord, Let Me Not Wander Away…

Would you like to serve the Lord better than you do today? Would you like your relationship with Him be better than it is now? The ball is actually in your court. You can actually determine how far you want to go with the Lord. Once you take the decision, grace will be released unto you by the Lord. Jesus Christ will not force any man nor would He force Himself on any man. The people you admire today in Christ are the ones that have chosen to go further with the Lord no matter what their stations or circumstances are saying. So many will say they will wait until they retire, have more time or leave their jobs before they would be able to serve the Lord satisfactorily. They have concluded that they cannot be effective in the Kingdom because of their tight and impossible schedules. They have become like the children of Israel in the wilderness that told Moses to go listen to God and return to tell them what the Lord had said. They were quite satisfied with the representative ministry, which should not have been. This is why when a little shaking comes in their lives they are at a loss as to what to do: they blame everybody but themselves. The Psalmist said in Psalm 119:10 (AMP) – “With my whole heart have I sought You, inquiring for and of You and yearning for You; Oh, let me not wander or step aside [either ignorantly or willfully] from Your commandments.”  He realized that if he does not hold on to God’s word, his daily activities will cause his mind to wander far from the Presence of God. Hebrews 6:19 in Amplified Version says “[Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps upon it – a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the certainty of the Presence] within the veil…” Hope is not something seen or tangible. The day it becomes seen or tangible it ceases to be hope. This is the hope we must stand on, on a daily basis if we want to be approved of God. Gideon had this hope in him despite his sorry state and the apostasy of Israel (Judges 6:11-24), he remained in the truth of God; working, but his mind tuned in the spirit because his heart tells him things are not meant to be in the state they are. He was ready spiritually to engage the Lord in a communion time whilst still carrying out his duties. Every minute of the day, the Lord was sanctified (made Holy) in his heart. He did not engage in ‘fire on the mountain’ prayers and fasts to get the attention of God when things don't work well. God was always in his heart no matter what he was doing, thus he was ready and waiting to be used of Him at a moment’s notice. Your unfriendly environment, tight schedule and impossible bosses and colleagues must not be an excuse for you to take your heart and eyes away from the Lord and His business. Infact, they will prove your loyalty for the Lord and who you truly are! All God wants is, as you are in that environment, He must be sanctified in your heart. Once this is done, He can commune with you either in the rest room, on your desk or at whatever place He chooses within that environment. He is God! It is not until you set aside a special time and place, which you probably will be too tired to pray or study His word, to commune with Him that counts; but on a per minute basis, He wants to be sanctified in your heart so He could speak and make His heart known to you. I can assure you that a lot of the pains and stress you go through with your daily living will be a thing of the past if you give Him room!

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